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Our Railyard: The Science of Steam

The Valley Railroad Company, operator of the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat (ESTR), owns three steam locomotives, one of which (No. 40) was built in 1920 by ALCO/Brooks. No. 40 is one of less than 200 steam locomotives in the […]

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Wedding venues on campus: Your dress has a train and we do too!

From well-appointed richly wood-floored indoor spaces to a green grassy lawn to a Mississippi-style riverboat, your wedding will be magical and memorable at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. We cater to full ceremonies and receptions, or book us for […]

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Hobo Cuisine – Beans and Sausage Casserole

Here is an easy and on-budget casserole that will keep you warm and cozy this month!             Ingredients 1 package of your favorite sausage 1/2cup ketchup or favorite BBQ sauce 1/2small onion chopped 1/4cup brown […]

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And the Ticket Giveaway Winners Are…

We appreciate our e-list subscribers and want to give a big THANK YOU for sharing our passion for trains. To show that appreciation, we gave away three, free coach tickets to ride the Eagle Flyer. We chose the winners at […]

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